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ANGLER Weigh-to-Win Member Troy Morrow Wins Big Bass Honors
courtesy of PAA
LAKE LANIER, GA, August 26, 2011 - A big bass from what seems like ages ago (in reality, only five months!) has earned the Humminbird-Minn Kota Big Bass honors for the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series season.
BoatUS ANGLER Weigh-to-Win pro Troy Morrow of Georgia thought he might score with a big early-morning bite during the Tournament Series event in mid-March. Held on Lake Lanier, the tournament was just a smidge off of the spawn but had some big girls up shallow feeding and getting ready.
Morrow’s plan was to throw a giant buzzbait, but eliminate the buzz. Instead, he retrieved it slowly to create a maddening wake that his 8.14-pound largemouth couldn’t stand.
“That was a pretty good way to start the day,” said Morrow, who lives northeast of Lanier in Toccoa, Ga. “She was the first one of the morning and anytime you can start the day off with a big fish, that’s pretty good. I retrieve it about as slowly as I can without it going under, just enough to make a big, lazy wake.”
The fish helped him to a limit weighing 20.13 and put him in the final-day cut in fourth place. That earned him a Humminbird 898c Si Combo sonar unit for the tournament honors. But the giant also held up for the season as the biggest bass weighed during the nine Tournament Series competition days, resulting in a Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor as the season’s big bass champ.
Click Here to take a look at the other Tournament Series big bass winners, each of which were awarded Humminbird 898c Si Combo units.
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